The Men Who Stare At Goats

The role of the New Earth Army is to resolve conflict world-wide. Jedis will parachute in to war zones, utilising sparkly eyes technique, carrying symbolic flowers and animals...

    The Men Who Stare At Goats Synopsis

    In this quirky dark comedy inspired by a real life story you will hardly believe is actually true, astonishing revelations about a top-secret wing of the U.S. military come to light when a reporter encounters an enigmatic Special Forces operator on a mind-boggling mission.

    Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of "Warrior Monks" with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Now, the program's founder, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), has gone missing and Cassady's mission is to find him.

    Intrigued by his new acquaintance's far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to accompany him on the search. When the pair tracks Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey), the reporter is trapped in the middle of a grudge match between the forces of Django's New Earth Army and Hooper's personal militia of super soldiers. In order to survive this wild adventure, Bob will have to outwit an enemy he never thought possible.

    THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS was inspired by UK writer/journalist Jon Ronson's non-fiction bestseller of the same name, an eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the government's attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies.

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    George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey


    Grant Heslov


    George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Paul Lister


    Peter Straughan

    Executive Producers:

    Barbara A Hall, James A Holt, Alison Owen

    Sales agent:



    Momentum Pictures

    Credits summary:

    Winchester Capital Management in association with BBC Films presents A Smoke House Pictures/Paul Lister Production



    Running time:

    93 mins

    Release Dates


    6 November 2009

    Out on DVD

    19 April 2010

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